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Hello Raspberry Pi!: Python programming for kids and other beginners

ISBN: 9781617292453
Publisher: Manning Publications
Publication Date: 2016-01-22
Number of pages: 320
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A fun and imaginative way for kids and other beginners to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost computer invented to encourage experimentation. The Pi is a snap to set up, and using the free Python programming language, you can learn to create video games, control robots, and maybe even write programs to do your math homework!

About the Book

Hello Raspberry Pi! is a fun way for kids to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. First, you discover how to set up and navigate the Pi. Next, begin Python programming by learning basic concepts with engaging challenges and games. This book gives you an introduction to computer programming as you gain the confidence to explore, learn, and create on your own. The last part of the book introduces you to the world of computer control of physical objects, where you create interactive projects with lights, buttons, and sounds.

What's Inside

Learn Python with fun examplesWrite games and control electronicsUse Pygame for video game sounds and graphicsLoaded with programming exercises

About the Reader

To use this book, you'll need a Raspberry Pi starter kit, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. No programming experience needed.

Table of Contents

PART 1 GETTING STARTED 1Meet Raspberry PiExploring PythonPART 2 PLAYING WITH PYTHONSilly Sentence Generator 3000: creating interactive programsNorwegian Blue parrot game: adding logic to programsRaspi's Cave AdventurePART 3 PI AND PYTHON PROJECTSBlinky PiLight Up Guessing GameDJ RaspiAPPENDIXESRaspberry Pi troubleshootingRaspberry Pi ports and legacy boardsSolutions to chapter challengesRaspberry Pi projects

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